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“A Homely Motel in an Unwelcoming Town”

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Birchwood Manor Motel
Ranked #14 of 33 Hotels in Invercargill
Montrose, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“A Homely Motel in an Unwelcoming Town”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

We stayed a couple of nights here on our South Island road trip. Invercargill is an easy, pleasant drive from Queenstown. The Birchwood Manor Motel is a very good, clean, homely Motel where you can expect a friendly helpful welcome from David and Sue. Parking is off road. The centre of Invercargill is within walking distance (10-15 mins) and there is a Countdown supermarket and petrol station directly opposite the Motel. NB. Supermarkets in Invercargill do not sell alcohol. However, there is a liquor store a short drive away. Great wi-fi connection!
Invercargill on a Saturday afternoon (3.30pm) was deserted. Shops were shuttered, restaurants closed, it was like a ghost town. The only restaurant we could find was Speights Ale House where we had dinner on both nights. Any port in a storm.
If you really need to visit Invercargill, then the Birchwood Manor Motel is ideal and we would stay again. However, it is doubtful that Invercargill will find a place in our itinerary again. Nevertheless, Queens Park is beautiful and the Museum and Art Gallery is a delight.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Birchwood-Manor, Owner at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to do a review after your stay at Birchwood Manor.
We are pleased with your comments and that you enjoyed your stay with us.
You have highlighted some of the things you saw in Invercargill and if ever back this way we look forward to seeing you again.
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Sunningdale
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Stayed for 1 night in early April, 2013. Lucky enough to get the last room on a rainy Monday night. Beautiful, spacioius room - very comfortable, with everything I needed. The owners were very nice, helpful and hospitable. Highly recommended and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Birchwood-Manor, Owner at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Thank you for your review of Birchwood Manor.We are delighted that you enjoyed your room here which you have commented on very well.
We look forward to your next visit.
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Tianjin, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2013

We got here in a hurry at night without reservation.The hostess is very helpful.Big room, good utensil, comfortable bed,convenient location.Free WIFI.Big supermarket is just across the road.If you get up early,go to the Invercargill Garden.It's very good for morning exercise.
Happy to recommend.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Birchwood-Manor, Owner at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
We are pleased that we were able accommodate you and that you enjoyed your stay at Birchwood Manor during your visit to Invercargill.It was our pleasure to host you.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Stayed here for two nights January 2013. Hosts were very friendly and accomodating.
The good sized room/appartment was very clean, comfortable well appointed with suitable cooking/eating utensiles.
Car parking is fine and it's close enough to walk to see, "Henry" and his freinds.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank cisco66
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Birchwood-Manor, Owner at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thank you for your review.
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stau at Birchwood Manor and your time in Invercargill
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Sydney
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

The owners are very helpful and pleasant people who are very happy to please. They helped with food, directions a d even my laundry.

As I said, when I return to Invercargill, I'll be happy to stay here!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Thank joobadooba
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Birchwood-Manor, Owner at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thank you for your positive comments.
We are delighted to hear that you will stay with us again on your next trip to invercargill.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

I chose to book this accomodation ahead of our trip as it was well recommended on Trip Advisor, and I was not disappointed. We had a delightful studio apartment for one night, with a big comfy bed, two recliner chairs in which to watch the large TV, and a well appointed kitchenette. The apartment was clean and well appointed with plenty of kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery etc. It was quiet and in a very convenient location, not far from centre of town, and across the road is a large supermarket and a petrol station with car wash. Our host Sue was very friendly and helpful, even organising a restaurant booking for us. The grounds and gardens are beautifully manicured. We really enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Christine J
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Birchwood-Manor, Owner at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
We are pleased that the advice you got from previous Trip Advisor reviews was very helpful to you in selecting a place to stay on your recent visit to Invercargill.
Thank you for your positive comments relating to Birchwood Manor and our facilities and surroundings.
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East Lansing, Michigan
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

In Invercargill, we enjoyed our stay at the Birchwood Manor Hotel. The hosts were very accommodating and helpful, the room was large, well-furnished, and comfortable. There is only a shower, but we quickly became comfortable with that. Television and Wi-Fi are available, parking is convenient, the downtown is not far away, a supermarket is in walkable distance, all in all, a very suitable place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Libtyfi
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Birchwood-Manor, Owner at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thank you for your review.
It was great meeting you and to hear back on your review haw much you enjoyed your stay at Birchwood Manor
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Property: Birchwood Manor Motel
Address: 189 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Invercargill
#8 Family Hotel in Invercargill
#8 Business Hotel in Invercargill
#13 Luxury Hotel in Invercargill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Birchwood Manor Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Central City Motel Apartment Accommodation Invercargill. 15 Spacious units with all facilities, some with spas. Central city location on Tay St close to all facilities incl sport & cultural venues. Southland hospitality on Southern Scenic route. Perfect for business travellers, family and holiday makers. With amenities such as high speed wireless internet, fully equipped kitchens in each motel unit, private balconies and much more - you're guaranteed a great stay here. Book online securely and enjoy the knowledge and expertise of our friendly staff. ... more   less 
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